Epson EH-TW3600 - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Value 8
  • Image Quality 8
  • Features 7
  • Design 7

lifethroughalens

November 26, 2010, 5:31 pm

I looked at getting one of these but decided that it didn't offer much in terms of value when compared to the Optoma HD20 or BenQ W1000+. If you want a 1080 projector for the casual viewer then I recommend the HD20 (which I got recently). I got it new on fleabay for £530 with a 1 year warranty and the bulbs are only £120. When I compared this Epson with the HD20, the price difference seems crazy.





On a side note - After buying this HD projector, I have no idea why anyone would want to buy a huge TV instead. HD Projectors - Awesome!

Keithe6e

November 26, 2010, 7:32 pm

@lifethroughalens: I recommend the HD20





I've got the HD65, it's only 720p, but it's been a great projector for the money, I bought it for about £420 from Dixons about 2.5 years ago.





The only issue with this, and the HD20 is some people just can't cope with the DLP rainbow effect.

lifethroughalens

November 26, 2010, 8:05 pm

@ Keith "The only issue with this, and the HD20 is some people just can't cope with the DLP rainbow effect."





Yes, I did a lot of research into an HD projector (as a tech geek loves doing :) ) and I read a lot of opinion about the rainbow effect. It did concern me as I have a big issue with image quality, call it an occupational compulsion, but in reality I found the HD20 to have very little rainbow effect at all.





I know some eyes are more sensitive to it than others, but to my eyes, I don't even see it as being a point worth raising. I do see the red, green, blue 'rainbows' but only very occasionally when I turn my head quickly to one side and never during normal viewing.





I got a Onkyo HTX-22HDX + SKS-22XB (5.1 system) to go with the HD20 so now I have a 130" 1080p screen with full surround sound and a wall / ceiling mount for a smidgen over £840. TV's are dead to me :)

Keithe6e

November 26, 2010, 9:53 pm

@lifethroughalens: but in reality I found the HD20 to have very little rainbow effect at all.





I agree, while using the HD65 for playing say battlefield bad company 2 I don't appear to notice it at all, the only time I notice is when bright white is placed on dark, eg. During BFBC2 loading there is some text that zooms in and wobbles, here the rainbow effect is very noticeable. A game on my XBox that does make the rainbow effect relevant, is Rez HD, here it's lots of line drawing over dark background, basically all lines have some sort of rainbow effect.





@lifethroughalens: I do see the red, green, blue 'rainbows'





For me I actually see Red/Cyan, I assume the Cyan is my eyes just mixing the Green/Blue. :)





Also worth pointing out, your HD20 is newer than mine, so it may not suffer as bad. Eg. more modern DLP's have faster Colour wheels etc that are meant to lessen the effect.

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